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Jan 11, 2023

Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court test

Illinois banned the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons Tuesday when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation driven largely by the killing of seven people at a 4th of July parade last year in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

Oct 5, 2022

Minnesota AG sues Fleet Farm over gun sales to straw buyers

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Fleet Farm on Wednesday, alleging the retailer negligently sold firearms to two straw buyers, including one gun that was used in a shootout in a St. Paul bar that left one person dead and 14 bystanders injured.

Aug 4, 2022

After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on US gun laws

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits.

Jul 7, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court and politics

It would be pointless to write a column on the United States legal system and ignore the two significant cases which the court decided this week. One case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen significantly expanded gun rights by striking down a New York law which restricted the right of New Yorkers to carry handguns in public.

Jul 7, 2022

How Wisconsin’s ‘honor’ system for removing guns from domestic abusers failed Jesi Ewers

The attack came without warning and, as far as Jessica “Jesi” Ewers could tell, without provocation. It was early in the morning of Oct.19, 2020. Asleep at her home near Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, she woke up to her boyfriend, James “J.T.” Budworth, beating her. He punched her, tried to strangle her, destroyed her cellphone and threatened to kill her and her children. He also bit her, once[...]

Jun 17, 2022

No bail for Canisius basketball recruit facing gun charges

Canisius College basketball recruit Sarion McGee was denied bail on Friday, five days after campus police arrested him for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school's indoor athletic complex.

Aug 12, 2021

Group sues for right to carry guns at Minnesota State Fair

A gun owners' group has sued the Minnesota State Fair and Ramsey County, demanding that permit holders be allowed to carry handguns on the fairgrounds during the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Nov 15, 2019

County declares itself Second Amendment sanctuary

A county in rural northeastern Wisconsin has declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, a move commissioners say is designed to send a "keep your hands off our guns" message to politicians.

Nov 12, 2019

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

Aug 14, 2019

GOP, Evers take different approaches after shootings

Wisconsin Republicans who continue to largely dismiss Gov. Tony Evers' call to pass gun-safety legislation introduced a series of bills on Tuesday designed to bolster mental-health services in the state, a step they said was not in response to recent mass shootings.

Aug 7, 2019

Governor, Wisconsin GOP leaders to meet on gun control

Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders who have shown little interest in a pair of gun control measures touted by the governor are planning to meet next week to discuss the proposals, Evers' spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Jul 5, 2019

Family of deadly Vegas shooting victim sues gun makers

The parents of a young woman killed in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre said Wednesday they blame gun manufacturers for their daughter's death.

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